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Differential effects of strength training leading to failure versus not to failure on hormonal responses, strength, and muscle power gains.

J. Appl. Physiol. 2006 May;100(5):1647-56.
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The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of 11 wk of resistance training to failure vs. nonfailure, followed by an identical 5-wk peaking period of maximal strength and power tr...ed in greater gains in local muscular endurance. Elevation in IGFBP-3 after resistance training may have been compensatory to accommodate the reduction in IGF-1 to preserve IGF availability.

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Training to Failure

Matt Metzgar
May 10, 2010
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